Welcome to HealthWise, a space devoted to all things health and wellness!

Here you’ll find information about our free education classes and workshops, upcoming events, and MMC news and information designed to help you lead a healthier life. We’ll introduce you to some of the staff you might interact with and what you can expect if you are ever a patient and share experiences other patients have had here at MMC.

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Currently, HealthWise is a joint quarterly magazine with our sister hospital Hayward Area Memorial Hospital that is distributed via direct mail throughout our primary service area.

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Fall, 2014
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See All Free Classes & Support Groups

Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Prostate Cancer Support group is for people coping with current or past diagnosis of prostate cancer. The meeting is free and open to the public. Tuesday, June 26 10 am – 11 am Raspberry Island… Read More ⇒

Seeking Allergy Relief

A new service in Ashland and Hayward is helping allergy patients find relief this spring. This spring, Jennifer Bednarik went outside to play football with her son. This in itself wouldn’t seem like a big deal,… Read More ⇒

Q&A with Laurie, McKuen, ER Nurse Manager

What does an Emergency Department Nurse Manger do? The primary responsibility of the ER Nurse Manager is to provide leadership and promote cooperation from all staff, to provide safe, timely and quality patient care to patients… Read More ⇒

Sherry Shares Her Heart Story

Just shy of her 47th birthday, Sherry Stolarzyk was busy working a closing at Wisconsin Title when she noticed an odd pain in her neck. At the time, she wrote it off as stress and sleeping… Read More ⇒

Mother & Baby Yoga Classes

Mothers and babies (6 weeks – 9 months) are invited to enjoy movements and activities together in this relaxed paced mother and baby yoga class. Exercises focus on bolstering mom and baby’s bond while rebuilding mom’s… Read More ⇒

MMC Supports New Day Advocacy Renovation Campaign

MMC is pleased to support the New Day Advocacy Renovation Campaign efforts with a check for $10,000.  New Day is currently raising funds to renovate a new space they were able to purchase to provide additional… Read More ⇒

MMC and Ashland Paramedics Collaborate on Community Health Initiative

Memorial Medical Center (MMC) is excited to announce an innovative partnership with the Ashland Fire Department (which also provides Emergency Medical Services) to expand services for some of our community’s most vulnerable population. The Community Paramedicine… Read More ⇒

Put a Waddle in Your Walk

Winter is here in the Northwoods and along with the snow comes the dreaded ice—sometimes where we least expect it. It is very easy to lose our footing in icy conditions but there are simple ways… Read More ⇒

Influenza Hits Chequamegon Bay

If you didn’t already know it, Northlanders, the flu and influenza season is here. We recently started seeing an increasing numbers of patients in our ER and Urgent Care Departments at Memorial Medical Center with Influenza… Read More ⇒

MMC’s Diabetes Education Program Celebrates 20+ Years of American Diabetes Association Recognition

Memorial Medical Center’s diabetes self-management education program has been awarded continued Recognition from the American Diabetes Association. This program offers high-quality education services to the patients it serves and has been certified since 1997. Of the… Read More ⇒